Monday, November 03, 2008
Ford's new "Flex" SUV
This is a really cool-looking vehicle. It has crisp lines, a great profile, an aggressive front grille and definite up-market appeal. It's also a perfect example of how out of touch American auto-makers are right now. The Flex would have been revolutionary ten years ago, but the world has changed. Ford is about to hit the market with a ton of these things... and NO ONE wants them. NO ONE. Nimble, adjustable, entire-life-in-a-duffle-bag is the vibe these days. Even for families. Detroit doesn't get it to such an extent that I have no idea how any of them are going to make it through the next ten years.